Sabine Weyand is Director General for Trade at the European Commission. Prior to this position, she was Deputy Chief Negotiator of the Commission's Task Force for the preparation and conduct of negotiations with the United Kingdom, reporting to Michel Barnier.
Sabine Weyand is Director General for Trade at the European Commission. Prior to this position, she was Deputy Chief Negotiator of the Commission’s Task Force for the preparation and conduct of negotiations with the United Kingdom, reporting to Michel Barnier.
She joined the European Commission in 1994 where she worked on industrial and trade issues before serving in the cabinets of Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and Commission President Barroso. She then headed the cabinet of Development Commissioner Louis Michel. She later became a director in the Commission’s Secretariat-General, in charge of economic, social and environmental policy coordination, before joining DG Trade in 2016 as Deputy Director General.
She holds a Master’s degree in political and economic sciences from the University of Freiburg (DE), a Master’s degree from the College of Europe and a PhD from the University of Tübingen (DE).
The Double Integration Doctrine, a Conversation With Sabine Weyand
In this long in-depth interview, Sabine Weyand outlines her vision of the geopolitical challenges facing the European Union. In light of the shift from a rules-based order to a power-based order, the Director General of the European Commission's DG Trade and former Deputy Chief Negotiator for the Brexit negotiations looks at the meaning of open strategic autonomy, the dynamics of EU-China relations and the state of the transatlantic bond. From the carbon tax at the border to the deployment of a new anti-coercion instrument, Sabine Weyand also gives an overview of the main ongoing dossiers that should enable the Union to "Act according to its interests while preserving its openness”.Read the article